WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
Like UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST. ANDREW’S

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GROUP BOOK STUDY:  “THE BOOK OF JOY,”by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu—let Father Chip you are interested, and order a book!

CHILREN’S FORMATION CLASSES HAVE STARTED:  “Godly Play”curriculum, with our own fantastic Sara Piazza, runs 9:00 am Sundays (with Nursery and Parents’ Coffee House & “Open Forum in the Parish Hall”—WE OFFER RIDES!)

CHOIR REHEARSALS HAVE STARTED: we’re adding voices and would love to have you join us!  Like to sing?  Give it a try…no strings attached… Rehearsals are Thursdays at 4:30 pm.

 

HOUSES OF GRACE TRAINING:  open to all adult islanders—attendance at ONE monthly session required to volunteer at the Island Winter Shelter Program which runs Jan 1—Mar 31, 2018.  NEXT SESSION:  This Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.  (Other sessions (both at 7:00 pm):  October 23 at the Federated Church, and November 29 at St Augustine’s, Vineyard Haven.)

YOUTH TRIP TO CITYREACH BOSTON:   Open to all teens in grades 9—12, this is an overnight trip on Friday, December 15, 2017 to help shelter, feed and clothe our Boston neighbors—and learn!  Students and parents interested to sign up or know more should call Father Chip at 774-563-9716.  (Reservations and deposits are due NOW!)

COOL SCRIPTURE STUDY:   Curious seeker?  Thoughtful veteran? This newly-forming, open group might be for you—and no experience necessary!   Led by Elizabeth Balay, who has years of experience, this “lay-lead” Bible Study could be just the right thing to move you deeper into love, hope and peace!  Feel free to bring a bag lunch…Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, in the Parish Hall.

SAVE THE DATE!  Our third annual TIME AND TALENT AUCTIONwill be on Saturday evening, October 28.  PLEASE NOTE THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO BENEFIT HURRICANE VICTIMS!  We’re getting close now, so PLEASE think about what you might offer:  an evening romantic cruise on your sailboat, for two?  Special recipe BBQ ribs to feed 30?  Four Saturday nights of babysitting for up to three kids?  How about dog or cat sitting?  Painting two interior rooms of 200 square feet or less?  Dream on! And submit your gift to us by signing up on the sign up sheets we’ll be making available in the church, and in our mailed solicitation letter.  And don’t forget to bring all your friends on October 28 to bid and make merry!

 

ST ANDREW’S TO BEGIN HOLY CONVERSATIONS!   Over the next few months, St Andrew’s Church will be taking up the exciting work of discerning our future.

 

We have scheduled three dates and times for these Holy Conversations (please attend ONE!):

For Information about HOUSES OF GRACE Click on the FAITH IN ACTION tab above    

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 “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Caroline Evans,  Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott, Carrie Caldwell, Jessica Buckley and Leon Brathwaite, and Chris Buchholz